Develop your technical drawing skills with practical training in software programs such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, and more.
- 2D AutoCAD foundations
- CAD interface navigation
- AutoCAD commands
- Drawing setup and creation
- Drawing presentation skills and professional practice
Diploma in Technical Drawing
Introduction to Technical Drawing
Kickstart your technical drawing journey and dive into everything you need to know about the basics of technical drawing. The first lesson in this technical drawing course aims to provide a holistic understanding of all the industries that use technical drawing. The lesson will also look at the career opportunities that will become available to you after completing this course. You will learn about the practical side of technical drawing before looking at the computer-aided software programs such as CAD, REVIT and 3D SketchUp that you will use on your journey.
Gathering the Tools
Communication is key in the interior design, architectural and engineering professions, and this is where this lesson begins. Communication develops through drawings so this lesson will investigate the expectations when it comes to creating your technical drawings. You will look at the communication tools in a holistic view as we touch on drawing tools such as section views, drawing schedules, assembly drawing and many more. Without your drawing tools, you wouldn’t be able to create your drawings, so before the lesson ends, you will learn about the different tools that are used for manual and CAD drafting.
Start With a Line
What may seem like an incredibly simple concept, in fact, plays a huge role in how we read technical drawings. A simple line is a foundation to your drawings and, therefore, you cannot underestimate the topic of line types and line weights as they are equally of huge importance when creating your technical drawings. In this lesson, you will look at everything to do with drawing line types and investigate the meaning of line weights. You will look at how these elements provide great insight into your drawings, and once the foundation has been laid, you will learn how to create your very own line weight style and template for all your drawings going forward.
Evolution of Technical Drawing
Drafting is one of the oldest documented professions. Did you know that the earliest site of drawing was found on cave walls? This is a very exciting lesson as you journey through the evolution of drafting and the development of technical drawing. Dig deeper into the development of technical drawings and start to see the evolution of drawing standards and drafting tools. An extremely important lesson and one not to be missed!
The Title Block
Setting up your drawing is the foundation to technical drawing. Without a title block and the relevant information added to your technical drawing, your drawings are incomplete. In this lesson, you will learn everything you need to about the title block, what information needs to appear on the title block and how to create your own title block template by hand. On the topic of creating manual drawings, this lesson also takes a deeper look at the importance of free-hand sketching your preliminary ideas and concepts. This is an important lesson that will assist you in developing an idea and setting up your title block to present your idea.
Getting Creative With Shape
Shapes are the foundation and starting point to your technical drafting journey. Shape is imperative to construction and drawing development. In this lesson, you will learn the ins and outs of various geometric shapes as well as the importance of shape in technical drafting.
The Technique of Geometric Construction
Shape has the ability to transform your technical drawings. In this lesson, you will build on what you learned in the previous lesson and start the process of geometric construction. You will learn the ins and outs of geometric construction of various shapes, such as the circle, line and angle, as you use board drafting techniques to develop the concept of geometric construction.
ABC of Annotation
Adding detail to your drawing in the form of annotation is what this lesson is all about. You will look at what annotation is and various forms of annotation before you tackle annotation text on your drawings. Some of the areas focused on are annotation text and style as well as the general methodology surrounding annotating your technical drawings. Before the end of this lesson, you will develop your own annotative style.
Intermediate in Technical Drawing
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